International Student Applicants
If you have earned your undergraduate degree from an institution outside the United States or Canada, you must complete all the standard requirements for JD admission. In addition, please take note of the following criteria.
You must submit all international transcripts directly to LSAC to be evaluated. Visit here for more information about international transcripts. Be sure to print out a Transcript Request Form for each institution and send it promptly to the institution. More time is usually required to receive international transcripts. Exception note: If you completed your foreign degree through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a US or Canadian institution, and the work is indicated as such on the home campus transcript, you do not have to submit a foreign transcript through LSAC JD Credential Assembly Service (JD CAS). Your standard transcript delivered via the CAS will be sufficient.
You may be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. If we determine that you need to take the TOEFL, you must contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) (www.ets.org) and request that your TOEFL score be sent to LSAC (www.lsac.com). LSAC’s TOEFL code for the JD Credential Assembly Service is 0058. Your score will be included in the Foreign Credential Evaluation document that will be included in your CAS report.
Federal and state loans are not available to international students. Therefore, foreign degree applicants must evaluate their ability to meet the total educational costs and obtain the necessary visas. Foreign degree applicants must be prepared to fund all their educational and living expenses for the entire time they attend law school.
You should contact the International Student and Scholar Services Offices. You can find information about that office here. Although much of their information concerns undergraduate students, they will help you with your visa and other paperwork. All admitted students must contact the International Student Office once they have decided to attend Baylor Law. Additionally, all international students should visit here for information about insurance requirements.